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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2006

SPN 322K • Civilization of Spanish America

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48905 to 48930 Multiple Sections
Dominguez-Ruvalcaba

Course Description

This course aims to discuss the main topics that constitute the Latin American cultural process, based on the following axes: 1. Ethnic factors of Latin American cultural expressions. 2. Gender relationships and daily life. 3. The question of coloniality.

Grading Policy

4 partial tests 40% Final test 30% Pop quizzes 15% Class participation 15%

Texts

A selection of texts will be examined regarding these topics, and analyze art works, films, and songs that illustrate the cultural processes addressed in the class. Among others, this selection will include texts by Eduardo Galeano, Ángel Rama, Octavio Paz, Thomas Skidmore, and Fernando Ortiz.

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